Emel Pilavcı

Emel Pilavcı

Projects & Grants Associate, Creative Hub

Hi, I’m Emel. I’m the Projects and Grants Associate at ATÖLYE. I develop projects that aim to create new multidisciplinary dialogues and positive impact. I love to combine my passion for arts and culture as well as social sciences.. I love connecting dots between cultures, creating unique patterns for interactions, and wandering on the intersections of multidisciplinary realms.


What you won't learn from my bio
I am afraid of coming down the ladders.

As Projects and Grants Associate at ATÖLYE, Emel works on developing resources and creating meaningful collaborations with partners and stakeholders to achieve long-lasting impact. With backgrounds in both Arts & Cultural Management and Cultural Studies, she uses her multidisciplinary approach to find potential where it may not be obvious. 


Emel has led, built and took part in various projects and programs with a focus ranging from intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, digitalisation, performing arts and sustainable development. She is also currently leading the B Corp certification process to increase our social impact and engage this approach in all our workflows for ATÖLYE to thrive for a better planet.


Outside of work, you can find Emel designing immersive dining experiences, talking about multisensory experiences, troubadours or social memory; creating content for gastronomy newsletters, walking hundreds of miles, or scuba diving if in summer.  She also loves to dance lindy-hop and she is a yoga instructor.